Press Release: CareLineLive acquires CareForIT and Ulysses (UDMS) platforms

CareLineLive has announced its acquisition of the business behind CareForIT and Ulysses (UDMS). CareLineLive was advised by Polestar Corporate Finance (Richard Hall) and CMS (John Finnemore). Financing for the transaction was provided from a recent successful investment round with Oakglen. … Read More

Are CQC Inspections of Local Authority Adult Social Care Provision Set to Return

It’s widely expected that when the Social Care Bill becomes law the CQC will resume responsibility for inspecting local authority adult social care provision. Depending on how you look at it, this could either be a sensible way to ensure … Read More

Where Should Third Sector Organisations Fit Within Patchy Social Care Provision?

Keeping up with proposed changes in the adult social care system can be bewildering. The consensus in the sector, however, is that we’re a long way from the promised ‘once and for all fix.’  However, there are steps that commissioners … Read More

‘No Jab, No Job’ Will Mean More Care Providers Hand Back Contracts – What Then?

One estimate puts the number of care workers affected by the ‘no jab, no job’ policy at 38,000. There’s no getting around the fact that this is already resulting in care providers being unable to deliver many care packages. Handing … Read More

Time to Show Social Care the Respect it Deserves

Nobody could seriously argue that social care is anything other than massively undervalued in this country (except perhaps by those who use the sector?). The social care sector saves the NHS billions of pounds every year and it delivers support … Read More

How Can We Ensure People Are Being Cared for in the Most Appropriate Place?

The CEO of the CQC recently called for a system-wide response to mitigate a ‘tsunami of unmet need’ this winter. The comments came on the back of the CQC publishing the latest State of Care Report. The backdrop to the … Read More

What Will the Health and Social Care Leadership Review Uncover?

The government is promising the most far-reaching review of health and social care management in England for 40 years. The review will be led by former Vice Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Gordon Messenger, who will report back … Read More

Time to Streamline Reablement Care Brokerage

The pandemic has inflated NHS waiting lists to almost unprecedented levels. At a time like this it’s essential that every possible bed is available to help clear the backlog. Hospitals also need spare capacity to allow for the usual winter … Read More

Can Social Care Brokerage Teams Ride Out the Coming ‘Perfect Storm’?

This winter threatens to be exceptionally tough for adult social care. ‘Perfect storm’ may be a bit of a cliché but it’s hard to know what else to call it. A highly competitive jobs market means that many care workers … Read More

What Should We Make of the Proposed Social Care Reforms?

If the Government expected a rapturous reception to the proposed social care reforms, they were probably disappointed. The reality for many in the sector is that there are still so many unanswered questions – particularly when it comes to funding. … Read More